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Web sites of interest in the Manchester-Shortsville community. (Links open in a new window).

Local government





  • Ontario County government website with a wealth of information and links including county services for mental health, social services, veterans services, transportation (CATS), property tax information and more. Also Ontario County Board of Elections (register to vote).








Community services

  • Find child care - Child & Family Resources, Inc. provides parents and guardians with free, customized childcare referrals as well as other services for parents, caregivers, and child care providers in Ontario, Seneca and Yates counties.
  • Elder care resources - Ontario County Office for the Aging provides in-home services, case management, home-delivered meals, community meals, caregiver support including respite care, and free 911 cell phones for seniors.


Local history

  • FLAG (Finger Lakes and Genesee) Heritage ( - a digital glimpse of some of the rare cultural offerings from among the millions of images and documents preserved in various archives in the Finger Lakes and Genesee River Valley regions of New York State. Includes many historically significant locations such as Palmyra, birthplace of the Latter Day Saints movement; Rochester, whose famous residents have included George Eastman, Susan B. Anthony, and Frederick Douglass; the Erie Canal and a number of agricultural sites, art museums, colleges and universities.
  • Ontario County Historical Society ( - a membership-based non-profit organization that preserves and promotes the early history of Western New York State.
  • Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society Museum ( - at 8 East High Street in Shortsville, chartered under the New York State Department of Education in 1996 to preserve the history, artifacts and memories of the Lehigh Valley and other local railroads.
  • Ontario County Genealogy Web ( is maintained by contributors who donate material and volunteer their time to enrich this website for all Ontario County researchers.
  • Ontario County Records and Archives ( - from the Ontario County Historian
  • New York State Census Records from the New York State Library


  • Vital records from the National Center for Health Statistics ( -where to write for copies of birth, death, marriage and divorce records in any state.





Red Jacket Community Library - 7 Lehigh Avenue, P.O. Box 370 - Shortsville, NY 14548 - phone (585) 289-3559 - email